Pineapple Poached in Cinnamon Syrup
A most delicious dessert when you want just a little something sweet, but doesn't land heavily on your hips.
1 1/2 cups spring or filtered water
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
3 cinnamon sticks, snapped in half
pinch sea salt
5-6 thin slices fresh ginger
1/2 fresh lemon, halved
1 large pineapple, peeled, halved lengthwise, quartered, core removed, 1/2-inch thick slices
Combine water, rice syrup, cinnamon sticks, salt, ginger and lemon chunks in a large, heavy saucepan and place over medium heat. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes to develop the flavors. Add pineapple pieces, cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until pineapple is translucent, about 7 minutes.
Transfer pineapple and syrup to a bowl and refrigerate until chilled through, about 2 hours. Serve pineapple slices in individual dessert bowls, with chilled syrup over top, garnished with fresh mint or seasonal berries.
Makes 6-7 servings.